Discover Innovation in Green Technologies

GreenTech Symposium is an international scientific conference aimed at connecting the academic community to corporates by presenting all the new innovative products of  researchers and startups in the fields of Smart Cities, Innovative Green, Advanced Materials, Environment, Energy, Entrepreneurship and Innovation.

The conference is supported scientifically by the Environmental Economics and Sustainability Unit and it will take place in Technopolis, Athens inOctober 23rd & 24th.

Through the available matchmaking platform, the goal is to achieve within two days investments, trade agreements and business partnerships between entrepreneurs, representatives of organizations and scientists.

The Pillars

For the very first time GreenTech Symposium is taking place in Technopolis and is aiming to  arise discussions about how entrepreneurship is applied in topics regarding environmental issues; the exchange of thoughts, knowledge, experiences and presentation of research is the real value of the Symposium. Businesses, public institutions, universities, institutes and research centres, NGOs, SMEs, professional associations, decision-makers, etc will be taking part in order to interact with each other.

Smart Cities

Innovative Green, Advanced Materials

Environment & Energy

Entrepreneurship & Innovation


Call for Papers

GreenTech Awards

What's on
What we offer
Benefits and Services
B2B Meetings
Researchers will have the chance to attend meetings with corporate representatives and set the fundamentals to put their research into practice
Panels & Workshops
A wide range of talks and workshops regarding environmental issues and green technologies will be available in GreenTech Symposium.
The Exhibition will consist of exhibitors from the startup scene and large corporations that operate in the environmental sector.
1 GreenTech Award will be rewarded to each category of participants in StartupNow Forum for the green impact that they create
Talks & Workshops
Program (Draft)
October 23rd, 2019
October 24th, 2019
GreenTech Symposium Opening
Konstantinos Aravossis, Assoc. Professor, NTUA, General Secretary for Natural Environment and Water, Greek Ministry of Environment and Energy, Scientific Responsible, GreenTech Symposium
Environmental economy and sustainable growth. The role of private sector (PASΕPPE)
Powered by: Greek Association of Environmental Protection Companies, Charalabos Charalabidis, Public Relations Consultant, PASEPPE, Efi Tritopoulou, President, NoWaste21, Panagiotis Skiadas, Sustainability Director, Viohalco Group, Stavros Theodoropoulos, CEO, ANAMET, Board of Directors Representative, SEPAN
Launch of GreenTech Challenge by ESU NTUA 2019 – The institutional competition for startups in the sectors of Energy, Environment and Smart Cities
Prof. Konstantinos Aravosis, Assoc. Professor, NTUA, General Secretary for Natural Environment and Water, Greek Ministry of Environment and Energy, Scientific Responsible, GreenTech Symposium, Christos Nikoloudis, CEO & Founder, Mantis Business Innovation, Curator, StartupNow Forum, Christos Kalantzis, Coordinator, Student Committee GreenTech Challenge, Vasilis Stenos, Winner GreenTech Challenge 2018, Solmeyea, Mark D. Kyriazis, Winner GreenTech Challenge 2018, PTA REHAB Ecorthotics
16.00 - 17.00
Innovation. Education. Entrepreneurship. Strengthening the raw materials and environment sector by educating the lifecycle of innovators
Coordinator: Antonis Politis, Business Developer, EIT RawMaterials - CLC East, Ioannis Paspaliaris, Scientific Responsible, EIT RawMaterials HUB_Regional Center Greece, Konstantinos Miltiadis Sakkas, Managing Director, Enalos Research and Development
17.00 - 17.40
Circular Economy side by side with New Green Technologies
Coordinator: Konstantinos Maragkogiannis, Circular Economy Representative, Ministry of Environment & Energy, Dionissis Boudouvas, Managing Director, COMBATT S.A., Christos Raftogiannis, Founder & CEO, CityCrop
17.40 - 18.15
The 4th Industrial Revolution in Energy and Environmental Policy in Municipalities
Coordinator: Dr. Nikolaos Kakogiannis, General Manager, ABEC Group, Stavros Alexakis, Managing Director & Co-owner, 360 Trust Services, Prof. Haris Doukas, Associate Professor of Management & Decision Support Systems Laboratory, National Technical University of Athens
18.15 - 19.00
Sustainability era - energy, environment, food - “climate mitigation” challenges & “livestock revolution” opportunities in Greece & abroad
Coordinator: Vasilis Stenos, CEO & Founder of Solmeyea, Georgios Papadakis, Ex Dean, Agricultural University of Athens, Nikolaos Labrou, Biotechnology Lab Coordinator, Agricultural University of Athens, Georgios Stratakos, General Secretary, Ministry of Rural Development and Food, Prof. George N. Skaracis, Professor Emeritus & Director, Biometry Science Center of Agricultural University of Athens
19.00 - 21.00
Innovation on Fire (IoF) - Excellent examples of innovation in practice by Greek agri-food companies.
Coordinators: Kostas Tsaousis, Journalist & Founder, Idea Lab, Diomidis Theocharopoulos, Co-Founder, Beyond Exports, Dimitris Mitrakos, Founder of Yamas Drinks
12.00 - 12.40
Technological Progress in Sea and Water Resources Management
Coordinator: Giorgos Manolis, Founding Member,<br /> Prof. Anastasios Stamou, Professor, School of Civil Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Prof. Simeon Malamis, Assistant Professor, School of Civil Engineering, National Technical University of Athens
12.40 - 13.20
Linking research, innovation and entrepreneurship at the National Technical University of Athens
Coordinator: Dr. Vaggelis Siokas, Progect Manager, EPINOO – Invent ICT<br /> Prof. Aggelos Tsakanikas, Assistant Professor, National Technical University of Athens, Prof. Yannis Caloghiorou, Professor, National Technical University of Athens, Ioanna Kastelli, Teaching and Research Associate at the Laboratory of Industrial and Energy Economics, National Technical University of Athens
13.20 - 14.00
Needs for Green Skills in new digital era
Coordinator: Ilias Vartholomaios, CEO & Co-Founder, Owiwi, George M. Tentes, Managing Director, Green2Sustain, Dr. Vasilis Liogkas, Circular Economy Representative, Ministry of Environment & Energy
14.00 - 14.20
Energy efficiency optimization in cement industry using modern powerful regression tools
Thanassis Gentimis, General Manager, SymbioLabs
14.20 - 15.00
Smart weather for weather-sensitive industries and smart cities
Coordinator: Vassilis Chryssos, Co-Founder, Ex Machina | Grigorios Chasanis, Electromechanical Systems Manager, Olympia Odos S.A. | Christos A. Gizelis, Digital Transformation Analyst, IT Digitalization & Innovation OTE Group of Companies | Konstantinos Gogos, Digital & innovation, Athens International Airport
15:00 – 15:40
Agri-tech tools to decrease the environmental footprint
Coordinator: Socratis Ploussas, Project manager, ID-GC
15:40 – 17:05
Research Papers Presentation
Coordinator: Dr. Lena Strantali, Environmental Economics and Sustainability Unit, National Technical University of Athens,<br /> Environment & Energy, Innovative Green, Advanced Materials, Smart Cities, Entrepreneurship & Innovation
17:05 – 17:20
The use of high technology and financial tool as important factors in promoting recycling in the country
17:20 – 19:00
How Industry 4.0 Transforms the Waste Sector
Powered by: Hellenic Solid Waste Management Association, Introduction: The main proposals of HSWMA for Circular Economy Alexandros Katsiamboulas, President, HSWMA, Main Presentation: How Industry 4.0 Transforms the Waste Sector, ISWA report, George Firfilionis , Scientific Research Assistant of A. Mavropopoulos, President ISWA, Panel Discussion HSWMA, Coordinator: Argiris Demertzis, Chief Editor,, Alexandros Katsiamboulas, President, HSWMA, Prof. Andreas Andreopoulos, Ex Dean NTUA, member of HSWMA, George Iliopoulos, Vice President, HSWMA, Andreas Loukatos, Executive Vice President for Industry, HSWMA, Antonis Papadakis, General Secretary, HSWMA
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